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Amazon founder Jeff Bezos achieves his dream of flying to the edge of space. His company, Blue Origin, says it's now open for space tourism. LA Times
VOA VIEW: A fast trip.
A new report has found that Black patients are more likely to suffer illnesses or injuries tied to surgical procedures than white patients, even when they go to the same hospitals. LA Times
VOA VIEW: Blacks unfortunately don't take medical care more seriously.
An environmentally focused “blank check” company had a remarkably quiet launch on Tuesday — despite the fact that it has tapped Bill Clinton to help it find an acquisition target. TortoiseEcofin Acquisition Corp. III — whose name might suggest a slow, patient approach to ecological investments — went public on the New York Stock Exchange... New York Post

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The city Board of Elections on Tuesday certified Eric Adams the winner of the Democratic primary for mayor in a squeaker over Kathryn Garcia. New York Post
VOA VIEW: A Dem is considered the new mayor to be.
President Joe Biden’s official budget proposal is proof that the lunatic woke fringe has made its way into the White House: In a section on plans to reduce maternal mortality rates, the document replaces the word “mother” with the absurd “birthing people,” which is supposed to be more trans-sensitive. Questioned on the word choice, Office... New York Post
VOA VIEW: More madness from the Dems.
The CDC is monitoring more than 200 people in 27 states for possible exposure to monkeypox, after they were in contact with a Texan who contracted the rare disease in Nigeria earlier this month. No additional cases of the smallpox-related disease have been detected in the US, according to Stat. State and local health officials... New York Post
Since Jan. 1, the FAA says it has gotten 3,509 reports of unruly travelers, 2,605 of them involving anti-mask passengers. New York Post
VOA VIEW: The nation is becoming more unrulily.
President Joe Biden wants to suppress speech that discourages Americans from being vaccinated against COVID-19. New York Post
VOA VIEW: Biden has gone further left than Sanders could have.
A local judge ordered a New Jersey woman to take down political banners over obscenity complaints, setting up a First Amendment fight. New York Times

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As many remain unvaccinated and coronavirus cases rise amid the delta variant, some of the vaccinated will get infected, but serious illness is rare.       USA Today
VOA VIEW: Makes sense.
The authors estimate that 1.13 million children lost a parent or custodial grandparent, and of these, 1.04 million lost a mother, father, or both.       USA Today
VOA VIEW: Not good for anyone.
The Senate will vote Wednesday on whether to debate a bipartisan infrastructure package, a test for President Joe Biden's agenda.       USA Today
VOA VIEW: The term infrastructure has become obscure.
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott says he'll soon unveil a plan to restrict transition-related medical care for transgender children       USA Today
VOA VIEW: Good!

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Tucker Carlson seemed unlikely late Monday to follow other Fox News personalities in urging their viewers to get vaccinated against COVID-19, the contagious disease caused by the novel coronavirus. "We never encourage anyone to take or not to take the vaccine," Mr. Carlson said during the latest broadcast of "Tucker ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: What happened to individual thought?
Voting strictly on party lines, the Republican-dominated Louisiana state senate Tuesday overrode the governor's veto of a bill that would prohibit biological men from playing women's sports, but fell short of the votes needed to pass a concealed carry gun law overhaul. The override session was the first called by ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: A partial win is good.
President Biden held his second full Cabinet meeting Tuesday and marked six months on the job, boasting of his efforts on COVID-19, infrastructure, climate change and the economy. The president ticked off a list of what he sees as his accomplishments, including creating jobs and reducing COVID-19 deaths. “The bottom ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Biden made false boasts.

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Hackers and cybercriminals of all sorts may seek to disrupt or otherwise attack the already delayed 2020 Olympics, the FBI warned ahead of the Summer Games set to start Friday in Tokyo. The FBI issued an alert Monday warning about the possibility of hackers launching attacks on private-sector targets either ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Will the FBI act if violators don't adhere?
A federal appeals court has sided with opponents of an Indiana law aimed at having elections officials immediately purge voter registrations for people who appear to have registered in another state. The decision released Monday upholds an order issued by an Indianapolis-based judge that blocked the law enacted ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Good!
House Minority Whip Steve Scalise turned to history Tuesday to defend the GOP’s decision to appoint three members to the Jan. 6 select committee who voted against certifying the results of the 2020 presidential election. Mr. Scalise told reporters on Capitol Hill that Democrats have a short memory on election ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: The truth hurts Dems.
A sixth runaway Texas House Democrat has reportedly tested positive for the novel coronavirus as the disease continues to spread through the caucus ensconced in Washington, D.C. A spokesperson for the Texas Democratic Caucus confirmed Monday that another fully vaccinated legislator is self-isolating after being infected, according ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Sad and stupid.
A New Jersey hospital network has fired a half-dozen high-ranking employees who refused to comply with a new policy requiring them to get vaccinated against COVID-19. ABC
VOA VIEW: This is become universal madness.

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More than 609,000 people have died from COVID-19 in the U.S. ABC
Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett spoke to the head of Unilever after its subsidiary Ben & Jerry’s announced it would stop selling its ice cream in the Israeli-occupied West Bank and contested east Jerusalem ABC
VOA VIEW: Many in the US should not do business with B&J.
Twitter is giving Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene a 12-hour timeout, saying some of her tweets violated its policy against coronavirus misinformation ABC
VOA VIEW: No one should be censored.

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Russia has presented a prototype of a new fighter jet that features stealth capabilities and other advanced characteristics and will be offered to foreign customers ABC
VOA VIEW: Putin would not offer a major secret.
GOP Sen. Rand Paul stepped up his feud with Dr. Anthony Fauci at a Senate hearing Tuesday, suggesting Fauci has lied to Congress and setting off an angry shouting match. ABC
VOA VIEW: Fauci lied numerous times.
Though coronavirus cases are surging across the U.S., President Biden said the economy was roaring back and pushed back against concerns about inflation. Still, he urged Americans to get their vaccines, warning economic recovery hinged on getting the pandemic under control. Weijia Jiang reports. CBS
VOA VIEW: Biden has no clue.
Some 80 wildfires are scorching more than a dozen states in the West. Officials say heavy smoke is hampering their efforts to put out the Tamarack Fire, which exploded over the weekend. Jonathan Vigliotti reports. CBS
The U.S. and its allies have accused China of a global computer hacking and cyberspying campaign. The Biden administration has threatened to take action. CBS
VOA VIEW: What action and when?
President Joe Biden announced Tuesday that he will nominate progressive favorite Jonathan Kanter to lead the Justice Department's Antitrust Division. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Again, a positive nob and gift to progressives - who is making decisions?
With Windows 10, Microsoft tried to make it easy for people to use Skype. Now the focus is on Teams, as the company goes up against Slack and Zoom. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Competition is good.
Schumer argued that an upcoming procedural vote to move forward with the infrastructure bill is merely a starting point and not a final deadline. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Schumer throws all in the alleged infrastructure debacle.
Jeff Bezos said his historic spaceflight on Tuesday represented one step toward Blue Origin's mission of expanding to where people live and work in space. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Money can buy a fast thrill.
President Joe Biden announced Tuesday that he will nominate progressive favorite Jonathan Kanter to lead the Justice Department's Antitrust Division. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Dumb!
The delta variant first identified in India is now estimated to make up 83% of all sequenced Covid-19 cases in the U.S., the director of the CDC said Tuesday. CNBC
VOA VIEW: What is the real truth - from whom
Bitcoin fell below $30,000 for the first time since June 22, dragging other digital currencies lower. CNBC
The comments are the latest from the Biden administration in a tiff over whether or not social media companies are harming users with Covid-19 misinformation. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Really - what will be Biden's flipflop tomorrow?
Workers who applied for jobless benefits a year or more ago might requalify once federal aid ends in September. Many who do will likely get a lesser amount. CNBC
VOA VIEW: A Biden turnaround.
Although vaccinations have offered many in the US hope of curbing the Covid-19 pandemic, officials are struggling to get rates where they need to be. And having been tricked by the virus before, the US Surgeon General says now is the time to be cautious. CNN
VOA VIEW: Careful is the big direction to take.
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VOA VIEW: Results from mixing it up with Texas Dems.
White House press secretary Jen Psaki acknowledged that there have been prior breakthrough cases among White House staffers in addition to the fully vaccinated official who CNN reported on Tuesday tested positive for Covid-19. CNN
VOA VIEW: Psaki is a lying idiot.
There have been regular, high-level conversations between the White House and Fox News regarding their coverage of the pandemic and vaccines, a source familiar with the talks tells CNN. CNN
VOA VIEW: So ...

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Police in New York will no longer seize marijuana, make arrests or issue tickets to travelers in airports with low amounts of cannabis. FOX News
As dozens of large wildfires burn across the Western United States, drought and severe heat are making them harder to fight -- especially the Bootleg Fire in Oregon, which has blackened more than 380,000 acres. UPI
China unveiled a new maglev train that it said can travel as fast as 373 mph, which would make it the fastest land-based transportation vehicle in the world, according to multiple press reports. UPI
VOA VIEW: Fast for how far?
The White House is reviewing policies to see if social media companies are legally liable for misinformation about COVID-19, President Joe Biden's communications director said Tuesday. UPI
VOA VIEW: The WH keeps blaming and changing sides.

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